In the Czech Republic, where Soros groups have taken over, there are suggestions from those groups that people should be forbidden to say that the current regime is totalitarian. They say it is an insult to the victims of “real totalitarianism”.
This can be summed up as follows. Everyone has a duty to say that there is freedom in our country. Anyone who says that there is no freedom, we will lock them up.
No one can really stop them from calling their regime democratic. No one can even stop them from making tons of propaganda about their regime being democratic. The fact remains, however, that the conditions in the Czech Republic today do not fit any older definition of democracy. If we use the standards commonly used in the last two centuries, the Czech Republic is a typical dictatorship with strong totalitarian features.
Note that the very principle of democracy is used exclusively as an instrument of imperial expansion. When our government designates a foreign state as democratic, that is reason enough to engage in a war campaign against that state. But establishing democratic conditions in one’s own country is out of the question.
And as for insulting the victims, what is the difference between General Lučanský, who was murdered in prison the year before last in Zuzana Čaputová’s totalitarian system in Slovakia, and the war heroes executed in the Stalinist period? Why should their comparison be defective? No one can deny that Dr Skála – the Czech historian convicted a few months ago – showed more bravery than Václav Havel did under the communists. I believe that Dr. Skála would not want to be compared to Havel, but in terms of the degree of repression, it is directly suggested.
Of course, dictatorships and totalitarian regimes are not the same. After all, in the comfortable Czechoslovakia of the 1980s, life was very different than under Stalin. Yet both regimes are described as totalitarian. Is this an insult to the victims of the 1950s? I remind you, though, that even in the worst Bolshevik years, what didn’t happen was that government-backed groups messed with your son’s head, castrated him and forced you to call him a girl or a non-binary person.
Again I read about how unemployment shouldn’t be zero, but maybe two percent (or five percent or…) because there’s supposedly some percentage of people who aren’t able to work anyway.
I wonder how it happened that some people are unable to be employed? Is it some genetic combination? Or a witch’s spell?
Those people are unable to work because they’ve been out of work for too long. There are people who can be out of work and pursue, say, artistic endeavors, but in the vast majority of cases, the person loses their habits, their skills degrade, and eventually they are no longer even able to fix their house or provide household chores. If you leave people without work for a year, for some of them it is lifelong. If you leave them out of work for three years, it’s lifetime change for a much larger percentage. And so on. When that happens at a young age, before a person starts their first job, it’s an unmitigated disaster.
So we have unemployment. It robs some people of their skills. So the experts advise us to have even more unemployment. That’s going to take away even more people’s skills. And so it goes on and on. As they find in those countries where they are worse off than in the Czech Republic. But with the Fiala government, we’re catching up.
We’ll eat weed, but we’ll defend liberalism
It is rare for someone to undergo such a rapid change as Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. She won the election as an Italian nationalist, and within hours of the election she was an American neocon for whom Italy is second best – at best. She shows incredible determination to wage war to maintain liberal hegemony, but also refuses to stop mass migration from North Africa across the Mediterranean. It is precisely because of its clear anti-immigration stance that it won the election. Instead, it is implementing a ‘reform’ consisting of cuts in social spending.
Not surprisingly, it is also attempting to sever economic ties with China, which represented Italy’s last attempt to emerge from its long-term economic decline. But this is proving complicated. The central Italian government of Meloni is eager to cut ties, but in the meantime Italian local governments are creating new Chinese ties and attracting more Chinese activity.
A principle that we will encounter in many places across Europe is clearly emerging. Some are realising the collapse of American dominance and are trying to adapt to the new world. Some are holding on to the past and fostering a mentality of ‘we will eat grass, but we will defend Liberalimus’.
Quite possibly, this very dispute will be one of the dominant themes of the next decade.
On the differences between civilizations
From the Islamic world we have news of another case where two brothers (18 and 20 years old) shot their mother because she was not behaving morally enough. Such cases make one realise how similar Islam is to us. However, the difference is that in our country some things are considered pathological, suppressed and marginalised, while in their country they are praised and encouraged. In Breaking Enclosure I wrote that Islam is a waste product of the West. But it could also be formulated that in Islam the negative aspects of the West are brought to consequences.
Where is the killing of mothers in our country? We won’t go that far, but I am reminded of an article that appeared on Counter-Currents some time ago. In it, a 20-something dude who’s read a few conservative pamphlets criticizes middle-aged working-class women. He’s criticizing heroines who for decades got up at 5:30, worked hard, endured relative poverty, managed to handle a husband prone to alcoholism, and raised children… now a teenage conservative is chastising them for not being moral enough and for not having enough of a sense of traditional values. And with what militancy! Only in our country we grin and know that it’s pathological and that the kid will grow out of it in time.